Marina Warner





Marina Warner


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in London, The United Kingdom
November 09, 1946

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Marina Sarah Warner is a British novelist, short story writer, historian and mythographer. She is known for her many non-fiction books relating to feminism and myth.

She is a professor in the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre at the University of Essex, and gave the Reith Lectures on the BBC in 1994 on the theme of 'Managing Monsters: Six Myths of Our Time.'


Average rating: 3.84 · 6,514 ratings · 684 reviews · 94 distinct works · Similar authors
From the Beast to the Blond...

4.09 avg rating — 1,110 ratings — published 1994 — 7 editions
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Once Upon a Time: A Short H...

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Alone of All Her Sex: The M...

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No Go the Bogeyman: Scaring...

4.08 avg rating — 188 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions
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Six Myths of Our Time: Litt...

3.74 avg rating — 144 ratings — published 1995
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Indigo

3.58 avg rating — 161 ratings — published 1992 — 3 editions
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Joan of Arc: The Image of F...

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Wonder Tales: Six French St...

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Phantasmagoria: Spirit Visi...

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Stranger Magic: Charmed Sta...

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“The more one knows fairy tales the less fantastical they appear; they can be vehicles of the grimmest realism, expressing hope against all the odds with gritted teeth.”
Marina Warner, From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers

“A society that doesn't know any longer how to observe every death with proper rituals, that does not know that death is not the end, but only part of the journey, has lost its way, has had the very heart of its humanity torn out.”
Marina Warner, The Leto Bundle

“The store of fairy tales, that blue chamber where stories lie waiting to be rediscovered, holds out the promise of just those creative enchantments, not only for its own characters caught in its own plotlines; it offers magical metamorphoses to the one who opens the door, who passes on what was found there, and to those who hear what the storyteller brings. The faculty of wonder, like curiosity can make things happen; it is time for wishful thinking to have its due.”
Marina Warner, From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers



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